Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:02 PM
I think the point here is that different people DO have different workflows, and you have to set things up so they work for you. That's part of the point of Default Folder X - there are multiple ways to set it up, depending on how you work. For example, you can:
1. Set up default folders per-application as Chris described
2. Set up a default folder for all applications if you work on "project folders" like scschulte, then set up different folder sets for different projects and switch between those
3. Set up Favorites that you can get to quickly with hotkeys (which is what I do) - then I hit cmd-1, cmd-2, etc depending on where things need to go.
This can all, of course, be done to sub-folders of your DropBox folder so that it's all magically available everywhere.
I personally think the per-application model that iCloud uses is pretty broken. It's not rooted in usability or workflow, but is the result of Apple's sandboxed application model (supposedly for "better security"). In my opinion, half of the POINT of using a Mac is having interoperability and cooperation among applications - which often means editing an image in Photoshop and then placing it in a Pages document. If you're forced to save your documents to the cloud in an application-private space, this entire workflow becomes much more complicated.